8 June 2018
Most British adults dangerously underestimate the amount of sugar contained within energy drinks, the findings of a new nationwide poll reveal.
Research carried by the Oral Health Foundation, which interviewed more than 2,000 members of the public, show almost two in three (63%) misjudge how much sugar is inside some of the country’s most popular energy drinks.1
A standard can of Red Bull has more than six teaspoons of sugar – the total recommended daily allowance for an adult, while some energy drinks on sale contain up to double that amount.
The charity is now campaigning to raise awareness around the dangers of energy drinks and the damage that can be caused by regular and excessive consumption.
Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation, is deeply worried about the growth in popularity of energy drinks and the long-term effect it will have on the nation’s health.
Dr Carter says: “One in three British adults no…